Exporter, Clearing Agents Arrested Over Attempt To Export Narcotics Worth N220m

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has
arrested an exporter and three clearing agents in connection with the unlawful
exportation of illicit drugs out of the country.
This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju,
Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, which was obtained by the NAN on Friday in Lagos.
The statement said the suspects were apprehended by officers
of the agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

It said that the alleged exporter and clearing agents (names
withheld), were nabbed due to the diligence of the anti-narcotics officials.
“The seized drugs weighing 54.76kg included 24.7kg of
methamphetamine disguised as artificial hair, 2.810kg of cocaine concealed in
foodstuff and 27.250kg of diazepam. “The seized drugs have a street value of
N220 million,” the statement said.
“Anyone whose action contravenes the NDLEA Act shall not
escape justice. Many traffickers have been successfully convicted at the law
courts by the agency.
“Clearing agents are liable under the law when narcotic
drugs are traced to their shipments. They, therefore, have a responsibility to
know their customers and be able to produce them on request.
“It is pertinent for them to take necessary measures in
preventing their consignments from being used in smuggling narcotic drugs.

“Investigations into the cases have commenced and more
arrests are in the offing,” Abdallah the NDLEA Chairman said.

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